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Issue #220: The Unseen Ableism Rampant Within Society & The Stigma of Mental Health Issues (Both Societal & Internal)

Issue #220: The Unseen Ableism Rampant Within Society & The Stigma of Mental Health Issues (Both Societal & Internal) | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 03 July 2020. Issue #220.

In this issue: The ableism rampant in society; don’t judge someone for not being able to do certain ‘easy’ physical activities. Listen to your body and rest well – as much as you need to – in order to recover from a pain flare. Many mental illnesses and disorders are poorly understood and often underestimated; education and kindness are key. The July writing prompts are out – come join our little online support group, and I can’t wait to read and share your posts! Based on the dictionary definition of ‘capable’, modern society’s perception of a capable person is probably one who is the epitome of activity, and not someone with chronic illness or a disability. Able-bodied individuals probably aren’t even aware of the privilege they have, in regards to accessibility of space – and 6 other forms of ableism which we need to rid within society. Whilst there may be a spot of truth behind our depressive thoughts, depression tends to blow it out of proportion. How music is therapy, and has gotten a spoonie through many dark days. Working towards de-stigmatising mental health issues within society, and other thoughts I share on the Uninvisible podcast! Research on passive suicidal ideation is limited as people are probably less likely to report it due to both societal and internalised stigma that such thoughts are ‘wrong’ and ‘bad’.

*Note: This article is meant for educational purposes, and is based on each person’s individual experiences and circumstances. It is not to be substituted for medical advice. Please consult your own doctor before changing or adding new treatment protocols.

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